BP at a glance

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. We provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging

Key facts

Countries of operation Almost 80

Number of employees

Economic value generated by BPa $359.8 billion
Replacement cost profitb $8,073 million
Operating cash flowc $32.8 billion
Barrels of oil produced per dayd 3.2 million
Proved reservese

17,523 million barrels of oil equivalent

Exploration wells drilled


New exploration access


Refineries (wholly or partly owned)


Retail sitesf

Approximately 17,200

Refinery throughputs per day

1,721 thousand barrels

Petrochemicals produced

14.0 million tonnes

As at, or for the year ended, 31 December 2014, see footnotes below.

Our company

We employ around 85,000 people in almost 80 countries worldwide.

Where we operate

Through our two main operating segments, Upstream and Downstream, we find, develop and produce essential sources of energy, turning them into products that people need.

Our projects and operations help to generate employment, investment and tax revenues in countries and communities across the world.

Our business model

Our business model

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What we do

We aim to create value across the hydrocarbon value chain. This starts with exploration and ends with the supply of energy and other products fundamental to everyday life.

Our strategy

Our goal is to be a focused oil and gas company that delivers value over volume. We are pursuing our strategy by setting clear priorities, actively managing a quality portfolio and employing our distinctive capabilities.

Find out more about our strategy and key performance indicators.

Executive Management

Executive management

Our executive management team and their roles and responsibilities


Our people

Working at BP

An exciting careers awaits you at BP


Our people

Our people are talented in a wide range of disciplines and our approach to professional development programmes and training helps build individual capabilities. We have a bias towards building capability within the organization, complimented by selective external recruitment where necessary.

Our values

Our values of safety, respect, excellence, courage and one team align explicitly with BP's code of conduct and translate into the responsible actions necessary for the work we do every day. Our values represent the qualities and actions we wish to see in BP, they guide the way we do business and the decisions we make.

Our values

Our values

What we aspire to be as an organisation

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Our brands

Each of our brands has its own heritage and personality, but they all have one thing in common - they all symbolize, embody or provide tremendous energy.

Castrol Edge Lubricant

Our brands

Our master brands help keep the world moving

Our brands
Drillers working on a rig

Our history

Discover the rich history behind BP and our global heritage companies

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We believe that the best way for BP to achieve sustainable success as a company is to act in the long-term interests of our shareholders, our partners and society. We strive to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer. Read more


We develop and deploy technologies that we expect will make the greatest impact on our business. From enhancing the safety and reliability of our operations to creating competitive advantage in energy discovery, recovery, efficiency and products. Read more

Energy economics

The BP Energy Outlook 2035 contains our projections of future energy trends and factors that could affect them, based on our views of likely economic and population growth and developments in policy and technology. This builds on our annual Statistical Review of World Energy.

Key reports

Our key reports include information about our financial and operating performance, sustainability performance and also global energy trends and projections.


a. This includes revenue plus interest and dividend receipts and proceeds from divestments
b. Attributable to BP shareholders.
c. Net cash provided by operating activities
d.Includes BP’s share of Rosneft (2014 and 2013) and TNK-BP production (2013 and 2012).
e. Includes our interest in equity-accounted entities.
f. Excludes our interest in equity-accounted entities that are dual-branded.